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Viola Davis has finally been given her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
The How To Get Away With Murder actress was presented with the star Thursday (Jan.4). Her iconic friend Meryl Streep helped give the star to Davis. The duo worked together in the film Doubt which released in 2008. Streep praised Davis for her talent and that the tremendous achievement was long overdue.
“The thing Viola can’t do is be invisible. She just can’t do it. She can’t fade away; she can’t recede; she can’t be forgettable. Viola Davis is inevitable. She is like a sure thing, and her star has been waiting here patiently for 50 years for her. So let’s fix her in the firmament of Hollywood. Let’s immortalize her in cement, and thank you for the amazing gift that you have given me and everybody here. And I just look forward to more and more from you,” Streep said.
At the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, Davis mentioned that she was happy to share the experience with her family especially her daughter Genesis.
“I cannot believe my life right now that Meryl Streep spoke at my Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony with my handsome husband and a beautiful daughter,” Davis said.
Check out the ceremony below.
Be sure to see Fences starring Davis and Denzel Washington. Davis is playing the role of Rose Maxson. So far she has won a Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Supporting Actress.”